Wednesday, January 03, 2007


In an unbelievable turn of events that can only be attributed to the hand of the Lord, the Massachusetts legislature actually performed their Constitutional duty and voted on the petition to vote on a definition of marriage on the ballot of 2008. And 62 legislators, 12 more than needed, voted to proceed to the next convention. This means that there is only one more vote of the legislature needed to have this be on the ballot for 2008. A pleasantly surprising turn of events. One of the great things about the vote taking place was that it forced the politicians to declare their votes. Some of them who stated they were in favor of the petition moving forward were shown to be bold faced liars as their no vote indicated. Some of them will pay for their deceit by forfeiting their seats next time around. But the good news is that in defiance of a rogue Governor-Elect, Deval Patrick, who amazingly, publicly declared yesterday that he wanted the constitution ignored, the pols did the right thing. On another note, Mr. Patrick in his statement yesterday, puts himself in an interesting situation as he is about to swear to uphold the constitution that he is on record as wanting to ignore. Seems to be a conflict of interest, that if he goes through with his oath, could even be deemed as perjury by some.

What we learn from all of this is that it is important to do the right thing. To stand for God and His Word and leave the results to Him. This battle is not over, but it still goes on. To be frank, I did not believe I would be writing today about the petition proceeding to the next step. I was certain that I would blog about the end of democracy in the State of Massachusetts. While I am not naive enough to believe there will not be some underhanded tricks to try to thwart this effort, I am joyfully reminded that we walk by faith and not by sight. That our job is to do the right thing, for His glory, and know the results are His business. Onward Christian soldiers!

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pastor tom